MBRRACE-UK publishes 'Saving Lives' Report

13 December 2019

MBRRACE-UK have published their report 'MBRRACE-UK: Saving Lives Improving Mothers’ Care' on 13th December 2019. This report covers the lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into maternal deaths and morbidity 2015-17.

Neonatal Transformation Review Report Published

13 December 2019

NHS England and NHS Improvement have published a report 'Implementing the Recommendations of the Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Review.' This action plan to implement the recommendations of the Neonatal Critical Care Transformation Review sets out how the NHS will further improve neonatal care with the support of funding set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

NNAP 2019 Report published

13 December 2019

The National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) have published their Annual Report 2019 on 2018 data. The report highlights the key findings and recommendations from the analysis of the data provided by neonatal units on the admissions of babies for neonatal care in England, Scotland and Wales in 2018.

PARCA-R Manual sent to all Neonatal Units

13 December 2019

This week (13 December 2019), Samantha Johnson and colleagues have mailed out a complimentary copy of the new PARCA-R (Parent Report of Children’s Abilities-Revised) manual to every neonatal unit in the UK. 

Changes to Neonatal Platelet Packs

13 December 2019

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) would like to draw clinicians’ attention to an improvement in the quality of platelets for neonatal transfusion.

NDAU Announce Collaboration with NHS Digital

6 December 2019

The Neonatal Data Analysis Unit (NDAU), part of the Neonatal Medicine Research Group at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital campus of Imperial College London, and NHS Digital, have announced a collaboration to enhance the UK National Neonatal Research Database (NNRD)

Development Lead Needed for Crying Baby PCO Topic

6 December 2019

The Paediatric Care Online (PCO) UK editorial team at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) are looking to develop a Key Practice Point topic on ‘crying baby’ and are searching for a perinatal specialist, general paediatrician or neonatologist to act as content editor for this important topic.

NIHR CRN Needs a New Chair

27 November 2019

The National Institute Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN): Children are looking for an enthusiastic Neonatal Clinician with experience of leading paediatric research who may be interested in taking on this role.

BAPM Publishes Guidance on Cot Capacity

12 November 2019

BAPM have published a document 'Calculating Unit Cot numbers and Nurse Staffing Establishment and Determining Cot Capacity.' The document aims to help professionals determine optimal cot numbers and neonatal nurse staffing for individual units within a network and to facilitate decisions about admission when a unit is close to capacity.

BAPM Members Needed to Develop Perinatal Optimisation Toolkits

31 October 2019

BAPM is forming several working groups to develop a series of complementary QI toolkits to support Perinatal Optimisation. These will target key NNAP measures.

BAPM Trainee Rep Needed

31 October 2019

BAPM is recruiting for a Trainee Representative to join the Executive Committee.

BAPM Letter to Government supporting Neonatal Leave and Pay Reforms

31 October 2019

BAPM President, Dr Helen Mactier had written to Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in regards to the recent consultation to review neonatal leave and pay.

UK NSC Call for Screening Topics

17 October 2019

The UK NSC has opened the annual call for new screening topics. It provides every individual, group or organisation with the opportunity to submit a proposal for a new screening programme.

Editors Needed for ADC Neonatal Edition

15 October 2019

The Archives of Disease in Childhood (ADC) are looking to recruit two editors for the Fetal and Neonatal Edition.

NICE Neonatal Respiratory Care Quality Standard out for Consultation

15 October 2019

NICE are currently consulting on their draft quality standard 'Specialist neonatal respiratory care for babies born preterm.'

NICE Publishes Impact Report on Maternity and Neonatal Care

10 October 2019

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published an impact report which focuses on how NICE’s evidence-based guidance contributes to improvements in maternity and neonatal care services.

MBRRACE-UK Surveillance Report Published

10 October 2019

MBRRACE-UK have published their fifth Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report. The report covers UK Perinatal Deaths for Births from January to December 2017.

BAPM Needs Members to Develop Framework on Cooling.

10 October 2019

BAPM is forming a working group to develop a Framework for Practice on therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy.

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